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orange
03-24-2011, 02:43 PM
Obama Tests Well at Start of Reelection Run
No Frontrunner in Slow-Starting GOP Race

Overview

Barack Obama currently fares as well against a generic opponent in the upcoming presidential election as George W. Bush did in April 2003, a time when Bush’s job approval rating was much higher than Obama’s is today. He also tests considerably better than Bill Clinton did in March 1995.

Nearly half (47%) of registered voters say they would like to see Barack Obama reelected, while 37% say they would prefer to see a Republican candidate win the 2012 election, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press conducted March 8-14 among 1,525 adults. In April 2003, 48% of registered voters said they would like to see Bush reelected in 2004; 34% said they would prefer to see a Democrat win.

At the time, the Iraq war was viewed as moving to a successful conclusion and Bush’s job approval rating among the public stood at 72%. In a survey released earlier this month, 51% of the public approved of the way Obama is handling his job as president.

In part, Obama is benefitting from the fact that the GOP has yet to coalesce behind a candidate. About one-in-five (21%) Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters say they would like to see Mitt Romney win the nomination while about the same percentage (20%) chooses Mike Huckabee; 13% back Sarah Palin, 11% opt for Newt Gingrich and 8% back Ron Paul. At this early stage in the race, 15% of GOP voters have no preference.


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more: http://people-press.org/report/720/

vailpass
03-24-2011, 02:45 PM
So we know which way the blacks and union workers say they are are going. Be interesting to see what percentage of the ghetto actually votes this time as compared to las time.

Interesting number in the "prefer other party" option.

ClevelandBronco
03-24-2011, 02:50 PM
The Clinton numbers are useless. We don't have a Ross Perot at the moment.

orange
03-24-2011, 02:51 PM
The Clinton numbers are useless. We don't have a Ross Perot at the moment.

Maybe. Bloomberg, Trump, the Tea-Partier-of-the-Moment.

ClevelandBronco
03-24-2011, 03:12 PM
Maybe. Bloomberg, Trump, the Tea-Partier-of-the-Moment.

You'd better hope so.

Chocolate Hog
03-24-2011, 03:14 PM
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Point is this guy wasn't ready to be president and I doubt anyone in the Republican field besides Palin can do much worse.

orange
03-24-2011, 03:24 PM
Maybe. Bloomberg, Trump, the Tea-Partier-of-the-Moment.

You'd better hope so.

Hillary /Denise

BucEyedPea
03-24-2011, 03:25 PM
Hillary /Denise

No... "Make Tea_ Not War!"